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President’s Note

Glorious Food
2 months ago

Glorious Food

“Food, Glorious Food,” a song from the 1960s musical “Oliver!,” somehow remains deeply entrenched in my memory. It still seems incongruously joyous in the context of depicting Dickens’ Victorian …
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President Leebron: Educating for a World of Change
4 months ago

President Leebron: Educating for a World of Change

AS A LIFELONG TRAVELER to countries around the world, I often provide students with the following advice: “Travel as soon as you have the time and money, because two …
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President’s Note: Shaping a Vision
8 months ago

President’s Note: Shaping a Vision

ONE HUNDRED AND NINE YEARS AGO, on Jan. 18, 1908, Edgar Odell Lovett formally accepted the offer of the Board of Trustees of the William Marsh Rice Institute to …
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President’s Note: Toward Justice
11 months ago

President’s Note: Toward Justice

One hundred and four years ago, our university began a journey. It began with a grand and ambitious vision — a vision of a great university in Houston. But …
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Reflections on the Revolution
1 year ago

Reflections on the Revolution

AM WRITING THIS COLUMN ON JULY 4th — the 240th anniversary of the formal adoption by the Continental Congress of the Declaration of Independence. It’s a magnificent document, a …
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President’s Note: The Forever Business
1 year ago

President’s Note: The Forever Business

We are in a time when skepticism about higher education is widespread. One area that has sparked steady criticism over the last decade is how universities spend their endowments. …
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President’s Note: Our Enduring Immigrant Advantage
2 years ago

President’s Note: Our Enduring Immigrant Advantage

We are involved in many passionate debates at this time in American history, and one is about immigration. In this issue, we feature the amazing story of Vu Thanh Thuy and follow her harrowing path from Vietnam and ultimately to Houston. View Article

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